Outdoor Art Gallery

Outdoor Art Gallery


Colourful, big and bold is the name of the game when it comes to street art in Newcastle.

You can find a tattooed girl holding a rose by Inari, a vintage inspired seaside scene by Bronte Naylor and event a wedding alter awaiting Newcastle's most attractive couple by Trevor Dickinson.

So grab your camera and be sure to look up (and down) as you explore the city’s most celebrated street art.

Top Street Art and Where to Find

Step into the heart of Newcastle's city centre, where towering buildings serve as canvases for larger-than-life street art murals, transforming the urban landscape into a captivating open-air gallery.

Fintan Magee's awe inspiring large-scale ‘Shadow’ is found at Museum Park and explores the role of de-industrialisation, isolation, renewal and the new work force in post-industrial Australian cities.

On the walkway between Museum Place and Merewether St you'll spot three pieces in a row by Tom Henderson, Mitch Revs and Sophia Flegg

Artist Inari Meyers’ striking large scale portrait can be found on a large wall between NUspace and University House on Auckland Street. 

Local mural artist Bronte Naylor’s vintage inspired seaside scene ‘Mirror Ocean’ is found in Civic Square

Jordan Lucky has a number of pieces scattered around the city, with the most notable being found on the corner of King and Union St. He has a rare ability to create both realism and modern-post-graffiti styles, often intertwining into developed scenes and scapes unique to his creation

One of the most popular events of Newcastle's New Annual, held across the City in Spring each year - is the creation of a stunning 3D Chalk the Walk Artwork Trail. A permanent 3D mural can be viewed throughout the year - "Where there is life there is hope" created by Australia's most highly awarded pavement artist, Jenny McCracken. The stunning 22m long artwork, showcases two great migrating species that move past Newcastle each year: the iconic Humpback Whale and the Swift Parrot whose population is still in trouble.

Newcastle is humbled to have a mural by artist and designer Claire Foxton who is most known for her large body of public art found across Australia, New Zealand and the United States. This piece is found at 427 Hunter St via Auckland St. 

Found on the the rear of 239 King St facing Gibson St is a stunning mural painted by Goya Torres

Argyle St has been transformed with the multi-storey piece by Brisbane artist, James R Ellis

On the exterior wall of the Rydges Hotel is another beautiful large scale work of a woman in purple and green on a black background by Askew One.

See one of the city's newest murals is by Mitch Revs commemorating Paul McCartney's 2023 performance in Newcastle. Found on the corner of Hunter St and Stewart Ave. 

Wickham is home to several beautiful and striking pieces hidden down laneways and on buildings near the Interchange including Adnate’s ‘Thirrilmun' commissioned by Transport NSW.

Trevor Dickinson

Trevor’s quirky and iconic work is found across Newcastle. You can find his Insta-worthy murals near the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre, Newcastle Beach and the Merewether Baths. 

  • Newcastle Beach where the pedestrian tunnel connects the CBD and foreshore
  • The Grain Store where you can claim to be Newcastle's biggest beer drinker.
  • The pedestrian tunnel at Merewether Beach to check out 'Merewether Aquarium'
  • In the harbourside precinct the interactive mural including a throne for the King of Newcastle, a wedding altar for Newcastle’s most attractive couple, and a comical arrow pointing to the city’s least attractive person.

Top tip: if you like this style, you can pick up some Trevor Dickinson merchandise like keyrings, postcards and his latest book at the Visitor Information Centre